Registry to block internet ads

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Congressman Mike Bishop R-District 8) were in town, June 20, to launch the Michigan Child Protection Registry. “Nothing is more important than protecting our young people,” said Johnson at the news conference at Renaissance High School. “Today’s kids are tech savvy. Thanks to the pulse of the internet, […]

Council approves 2016, 2017 budgets

Clarkston’s 2016 budget amendment and 2017 budget resolution were approved unanimously by City Council, June 27. Council approved an adjusted 12.1056 mill operating levy for the General Fund budget. The levy was reduced from 12.5069 to reflect a 2014 resolution to lower the levy by 0.691 to compensate for additional library costs to city residents. […]

City names five events for Mills parking

Clarkston City Council selected five events for parking in the Clarkston Mills parking lot, per owner Ed Adler’s request. “It’s our property, not yours,” Adler said at the June 27 council meeting. “Something is going on here all the time. Some of these events are unbelievable. Waterford High School has their prom (photo op) here. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Burn Conditions

**URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP FIRE CHIEF** EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY and UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE For All Residents of Independence Township and The City of Clarkston As a result of the extremely dry conditions, the Independence Township Fire Department is urging all residents of Independence Township and The City of the Village of Clarkston to refrain […]

Missing person

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to locate Bertram Weston, a 48-year-old Independence Township resident. Weston left his home on April 27, 2016, indicating he was going to travel to his home state of New York. He was expected to arrive at his family’s home in Staten Island the following day. His family […]

Agreement proposed to settle Main and Waldon corner issue

BY PHIL CUSTODIO Clarkston News Editor A consent agreement is pending regarding the corner of Main Street and Waldon Road. “I’ve been vilified about exercising my rights as property owner,” said Ed Adler, one of the property owners, at the June 13 Clarkston City Council meeting. “It’s essentially admitting I haven’t done anything wrong.” Adler […]

Residents question city spending actions

Chet Pardee and other residents questioned city spending during a public hearing on the 2016-2017 budget, June 13. “It appears the city has spent more than $30,000 in the current budget year ending June 30 for professional and contractual services relating to the DPW building expansion proposal, I believe without city council approval,” Pardee said […]

Absentee ballots mailed by clerk’s office

Out of the 3,100 absentee voter registrations mailed out, the Independence Township Clerk’s office has received over 1,700 back according to Clerk Barbara Pallotta. “We have a permanent list we send to the printer,” she said. The clerk’s office sent out military ballots on June 18 and local ballots on Tuesday, June 21. Pallotta said […]

Depot Street parking issue

Property owner Ed Adler wants a review of a lease agreement between he and the City of the Village of Clarkston. The lease is for use of the Mills parking lot off Depot Road. “You’re on notice, we’re going to enforce the lease,” Adler said at the June 13 Clarkston City Council meeting. According to […]

School budget vote June 27

Clarkston Community Schools is projecting around 8 percent, or $6.9 million, fund balance for the 2016-17 budget, according to Executive Director of Business Services Mary Beth Rogers. “My goal was to give you a balanced budget, I got as close as I could. This is a first reading, so this might change a little bit […]

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